As we all know, saying no to that sugary something can be amazingly difficult in the evening. It seems like the later it gets the more likely we are to cave in to the cravings. Have you ever found yourself browsing your cupboards for a snack, meaning to choose something healthful but grabbing that (insert your favorite sugar downfall here) instead? I certainly have.
If you're like most of us you then begin a session of self-flagellation. Your inner dialogue beats you up with recriminations and self loathing. All of which only serves to make you feel so bad that you quickly plummet into the "fuck it" stage and have even more of whatever it is that's making you sick and miserable.
There's a simple way around this particular conundrum. Don't keep what you don't want to eat in the house!
See how simple that is? ;)
It takes a little preparation but mostly it just requires your intention to do so. Below is a step-by-step guide to:
Absolutely the easiest step. Simply decide that this is something you're committed to doing. Take some time to Journal about what you want for your health, for your life. You're on your way.
Step 2: Dump the Junk
Clean sugar items out of the cupboards, the fridge and the freezer. You need to figure out what you're going to do with it all. Give it away or throw it away?
My recommendation is to throw it away. I know that feels wasteful and I previously thought that people who are food insecure wouldn't care about the sugar. However, it has become clear that the toxin levels from the sugar and pesticides in so many of our foods are so high that it's a question of whether or not to give someone poison. So no. As Robyn O'Brien says #dumpthejunk
Step 3: Rebuild Your Pantry
Stocking your pantry with your favorite 'Real Foods' that are delicious and satisfying will go a long way toward supporting the healthful lifestyle that you've chosen for yourself. I've compiled a list of what I keep in my pantry. You don't have to buy everything at once! Build it over time by only purchasing what you need for this week's meals.
My preference for how I eat is based on recommendations from my Doctor as well as research into the subject of diet and longevity and my own personal preferences. Happily, research supports how I like to eat. (ENTER SOURCES). It's really quite simple, my pantry supports my preference to eat predominantly as a vegan, with modest amounts of fish and on rare occasions, chicken.
Click here to get immediate access to My Pantry List.
Favorite Kitchen Hack
This particular Hack is what prevents me from wasting so much of that food I went all the way to the Farmer's Market to get.
You know what I'm talking about. All those 'best intentions' that end up getting tossed aside because you didn't even feel like cooking.
This one product prolongs the freshness of the vegetables.
It's a simple bag that pulls the gases that cause fruit and vegetables to decay out of the air.
Have you heard of them? The Debbie Meyer Green Bags. They work! (I'm not affiliated, just a genuine fan.)
Let me know if you'd like any help plotting and planning your Pantry!
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